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Notable Deaths on November 15th

1978Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

1794John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

565Justinian I (The Great), Byzantinian Emperor (527-565), dies at 82. Corpus Juris Civilis, civil law code, written during reign.

November 15th Deaths
Date Event
565
Justinian I (The Great), Byzantinian Emperor (527-565), dies at 82. Corpus Juris Civilis, civil law code, written during reign. 
655
Penda, King of Mercia 
1028
Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor (b. 960) 
1136
Margrave Leopold III of Austria (b. 1073) 
1194
Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies 
1280
Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87 
1463
Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples 
1544
King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506) 
1579
Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510) 
1628
Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576) 
1629
Bethlen Gabor, King of Hungary (1620-29), dies at 49 
1630
Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58 
1634
Johann Staden, composer, dies at 53 
1658
Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72 
1670
Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, dies at 78 
1691
Albert Cuyp, landscape painter, buried at 71 
1706
Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683) 
1712
Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675) 
1712
James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658) 
1787
Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, composer (Iphigénie Tauride), dies at 73 
1787
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Slumdog Millionaire 
1788
Peregrinus Pogl, composer, dies at 77 
1794
John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71 
1795
Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719) 
1812
Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57 
1815
Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65 
1819
Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749) 
1831
Vincenc Masek, composer, dies at 76 
1832
Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63 
1842
Joseph Rastrelli, composer, dies at 43 
1848
P Rossi, Italian, murdered 
1853
Queen Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819) 
1863
Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (childless), dies 
1892
Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish serial killer, is executed at 42 
1897
John Mercer Langston, US black jurist, dies at 67 
1907
Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer, dies at 73 
1908
Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies 
1908
Tz'u-hsi (Cixi), empress of China, dies at 73 
1910
Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79 
1916
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846) 
1916
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis 
1918
Georges Antoine, composer, dies at 26 
1919
Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies 
1919
Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure. 
1922
Ferdinand Tidmarsh, The Gangster 
1926
Hiram Abrams, Hearts of Men 
1927
Garry McGarry, The Wrong Mr. Wright 
1928
Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American Geologist and educator, dies at 85 
1929
C.F. Roark, The Man in Blue 
1931
Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, publisher, dies 
1932
Charles W. Chesnutt, Veiled Aristocrats 
1933
Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies 
1934
Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies 
1934
Carlos Noriega Hope, La gran noticia 
1938
George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies 
1938
Viola Tree, Pygmalion 
1941
William Lowery, Robin Hood 
1944
Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed 
1944
Nelle Richmond Eberhart, Good Old Days Part II 
1944
Leslie Stose, Their Golden Wedding 
1944
Aline Carola, Huit hommes dans un château 
1944
Eugen Burg, Robert and Beltran 
1944
Smith W. Brookhart, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report 
1945
Robert E. MacAlarney, The Prison Without Walls 
1945
Ralph Holmes, Undersea Kingdom 
1946
J. Will Callahan, Another Woman 
1946
James Kendis, Get Him to the Greek 
1947
Frank Wead, Dive Bomber 
1948
Ester Blenda E. Nordström, En piga bland pigor 
1948
Hanns Waschatko, Little Mother 
1949
Nathuram Godse,  
1950
Vasile Gociu, Ziua mamei si a copilului 
1951
Robert Elliott, Gone with the Wind 
1952
Vincent Scotto, EuroTrip 
1954
Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76 
1954
Lionel Barrymore, It's a Wonderful Life 
1954
Harry C. Browne, Closed Doors 
1954
Marjorie Crossland, The Captive City 
1954
Cornelius Peeples, Julius Caesar 
1955
Lloyd Bacon, director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65 
1955
Donald McClelland, A Child Is Crying 
1955
Chandler Sprague, Always 
1955
Lloyd Bacon, 42nd Street 
1956
Stanley J. Sawley, Unconquered 
1956
Edward Linden, King Kong 
1956
Kazimierz Czynski, Wiatr od morza 
1957
Harry Bidgood, To Hell with Hitler 
1957
Orlando de la Rosa, My Life Without Me 
1958
Tyrone Power, actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44 
1958
Samuel Hopkins Adams, It Happened One Night 
1958
Tyrone Power, Witness for the Prosecution 
1959
Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies 
1960
Charles Cooley, The Lemon Drop Kid 
1960
Claude Borelli, Gestatten, mein Name ist Cox 
1960
Don Dunning, Union Station 
1961
Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51 
1961
Elsie Ferguson, American actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 78 
1961
Richard Weichert, Zwei Krawatten 
1961
Elsie Ferguson, Scarlet Pages 
1961
Douglas Walton, Bride of Frankenstein 
1961
Federico Ruiz, Bel Ami 
1962
Easterday, The Bank 
1962
Ralph Dawson, The Adventures of Robin Hood 
1962
Toscha Seidel, The Wizard of Oz 
1963
Fritz Reiner, Hung/US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74 
1963
Vladimir Skuybin, Na grafskikh razvalinakh 
1964
Kate Manx, Private Property 
1966
Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877) 
1966
Ela Hafner-Gjermanovic, Dvorovi u samoci 
1966
William Haade, Key Largo 
1967
Alice Lake, silent screen actress (Frisco Kid, Wicked), dies at 72 
1967
Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37 
1969
Roy D'Arcy, actor (Lovers, Actress), dies at 75 
1971
Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903) 
1971
Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943) 
1974
James Morrison, actor (Don't, Black Beauty), dies on his 86th birthday 
1975
Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77 
1976
Jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72 
1976
Eduard Sekler, In Zivil 
1978
Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76 
1978
Izetta Jewel, The Queen's Messenger 
1979
Oliva Dionne, Unusual Occupations 
1979
Jack Howard, The Cruel Sea 
1980
Bengt Bengters, På liv och död 
1980
Emilio Pujol, Los tarantos 
1981
Enid Markey, actress (Foolish Mothers, Civilization), dies at 85 
1981
Kaarlo Wilska, Eight Deadly Shots 
1981
Enid Markey, The Naked City 
1982
Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901) 
1982
Edna Skelton, Ziegfeld Follies 
1982
Gunnar Lassen, Första avsnittet 
1982
Lou Frohman, The Duke Is Tops 
1983
John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71 
1983
Charlie Grimm, 1954 MLB All-Star Game 
1983
Nino Crisman, Le due madonne 
1983
Arno Babadzhanyan, Zhenikh s togo sveta 
1983
Seija Sora, Hot Cat? 
1983
John Le Mesurier, The Pink Panther 
1983
Irena Jaglarz, Zamach 
1984
Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks 
1984
Louis Lindsay, Macbeth 
1984
Luigi Magnani, Nasce il romanico 
1984
Sam Raskyn, The Angel Levine 
1984
Karen Kadler, The Beatniks 
1984
Harold Daniel Kusel, The Showdown 
1984
Jad Dees, The Phantom Empire 
1984
Einar Carlsson, Shame 
1984
Zdenek Hodr, Nobody Will Laugh 
1985
Spencer W Kimball, US head of mormon church, dies at 90 
1985
Roy S. Truly, November 22nd and the Warren Report 
1985
Dimitar Panov, Kit 
1985
Alan Foster, Forged Documents 
1985
Melania Sadecka, Kraków 1874 
1985
Meret Oppenheim, Poison 
1986
Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89 
1986
Reather Hardeman, The Blood of Jesus 
1986
Alexander Tansman, Paris Underground 
1986
Michael Croft, Troilus and Cressida 
1986
Bidhayak Bhattacharya, Bhranti Bilas 
1987
Roy Reid, The Violent Years 
1987
Grant Tucker, Bloodlust! 
1987
Shyamal Mitra, Amanush 
1988
Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84 
1988
Mona Washbourne, My Fair Lady 
1988
Bonnie Holiday, Desires Within Young Girls 
1988
Marguerite Todd, The Indian and the Child 
1988
Lenore Bushman, The Love Wager 
1989
Constance Binney, Three O'Clock in the Morning 
1989
Ralph Thomas, The Starfighters 
1989
Norma Terris, Around the Clock 
1989
Paul Meyer, Katie Tippel 
1990
Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54 
1990
Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975) 
1990
Ernest A. Charles, Point of Terror 
1990
Henri Noguères, Et ce fut la Marne 
1990
Ettore Giannini, The City Stands Trial 
1990
Addi Münster, Heimweh nach St. Pauli 
1990
Paolo Valenti, Richiamo dell'Alpe splendente 
1990
Nakajirô Tomita, Throne of Blood 
1991
Max Walter Schulz, Klotz am Bein 
1991
Skip Fulton Jr., Slacker 
1991
Helmut Koniarsky, Biedermann und die Brandstifter 
1991
Jacques Morali, Despicable Me 2 
1991
L. De Angelis, Captain Blood 
1992
Rico Cattani, Point Blank 
1992
Peter Jepson-Young, The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter 
1992
Galina Semyonova, A byl li Karotin 
1993
Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies 
1993
Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered 
1993
Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93 
1993
Master Isadore Cohen, When Dawn Came 
1993
Scott Sommer, CrissCross 
1993
Yelena Gogoleva, Pikovaya dama 
1993
Evelyn Venable, Death Takes a Holiday 
1993
Gladys Walton, The Man Tamer 
1993
Lucia Popp, Philadelphia 
1993
Maurice Bessy, King of Hearts 
1994
James Winston Watts, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90 
1994
Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50 
1994
Volodymyr Ivashko, Pres of Ukraine (1990-91), dies 
1994
Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908) 
1994
Lia Wöhr, Guten Abend, Mrs. Sunshine 
1994
Jordan Shelley, A Climate for Killing 
1994
James Kerry, Silver Apples of the Moon 
1995
Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78 
1995
Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist, dies at 81 
1995
Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22 
1995
Karen Berg, Kampen om Næsbygård 
1995
Jirí Kolín, O statecném kovári 
1995
Troy Melton, The Deer Hunter 
1996
Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92 
1996
Lila Finn, The Goonies 
1996
Coby Neal, Boomerang! 
1996
Alger Hiss, The Bomb: February-September 1945 
1997
Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85 
1997
William Perrie, prison governor, dies at 79 
1997
Warren Douglas, The Night of the Grizzly 
1997
Jean-Marie Proslier, La cravate 
1997
David Toguri, Who Framed Roger Rabbit 
1997
Valentina Kovel, Heart of a Dog 
1997
Saul Chaplin, Memoirs of a Geisha 
1997
Jim Kepner, Before Stonewall 
1997
Aaron Brown, Super Bowl IV 
1997
Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh, Flodder 3 
1997
Vladimir Vengerov, Baltiyskoe nebo - 1 seriya 
1997
Bourdain de Macedo, The Circus 
1997
Douglas MacArthur II, Roots of a War: 1945-1953 
1997
Elizza La Porta, The Man Who Cheated Life 
1998
Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937) 
1998
Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941) 
1998
Stokely Carmichael, Anatomy of Violence 
1998
Toini Havu-Ollikainen, Antakaa ihmisen elää 
1998
J.D. Sumner, Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii 
1998
Ernest A. Bouveron, The Invisible Ray 
1998
Alf Harris, Studio One in Hollywood 
1998
Jean Dalrymple, The Children of Theatre Street 
1999
Gene Levitt, Fantasy Island 
1999
Ruhallah Emami, Still Life 
1999
Elaine Welton Hill, The Competition 
2000
Carl J. Ferrazza, SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground 
2000
Edoardo Agnelli, La bella di Mosca 
2000
Jens Jørgen Thorsen, Quiet Days in Clichy 
2001
Matti Oravisto, Sissit 
2001
Satoru Kobayashi, Shikiyoku kaidan: hatsujô onna yûrei 
2002
Myra Hindley, English murderess (b. 1942) 
2002
Kee-chung Sohn, Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations 
2002
Lynda Van Devanter, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 
2002
Betty Burgess, Coronado 
2002
Bert Granet, The Untouchables 
2002
Kai Løvring, Revykøbing kalder 
2002
Miomir 'Mikan' Sekulic, Ljubav na starinski nacin 
2003
Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924) 
2003
Ray Lewis, Canadian athlete (b. 1910) 
2003
Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78 
2003
Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923) 
2003
Mitchell Paige, Mitchell Paige 
2003
Jirí Vala, The Treasure of a Byzantine Merchant 
2003
Theodore Ferro, Mayhem at the Market 
2003
Speedy West, Charlie Wilson's War 
2003
Fedelma Cullen, The Abduction Club 
2003
Dorothy Loudon, The Best of Everything 
2003
Mohammed Choukri, Creating a Legend: Paul Bowles' Moroccan Friends 
2003
David Holt, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 
2003
Tom Kneebone, The Luck of Ginger Coffey 
2003
Roger Forster, Episode dated 17 October 1960 
2003
Earl Battey, 1966 MLB All-Star Game 
2004
Elmer L. Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909) 
2004
John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930) 
2004
Jürgen Schmidt, Grüß Gott, Genosse 
2004
Angela Hajianis, The Last of the Mohicans 
2004
Bill Searle, Trust 
2004
Annemarie Böll, Cäsar und Cleopatra 
2004
John Morgan, Royal Canadian Air Farce 
2004
Lindsay Bourquin, Gents Without Cents 
2004
Mary Kessel, Sleuth 
2004
Jan Czerwinski, Noce i dnie 
2005
Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931) 
2005
Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959) 
2005
Robert Tisch, Startup.com 
2005
Felipe de Alba, Robinson Crusoe 
2005
Arto Salminen, The Storage 
2005
Ruthie Robinson, Cave-In 
2005
Edward Gruskin, Flash Gordon and the Brain Machine 
2005
Hanne Haller, Episode #1.193 
2005
Raja Nawathe, Gumnaam 
2005
Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding 
2005
Agenore Incrocci, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
2006
Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985) 
2006
David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937) 
2006
Wieslaw Pyda, Kogel-mogel 
2006
Mariella Martinelli, Short Time 
2006
Ken Ishikawa, Yakuza Weapon 
2006
Paul Rigby, Episode dated 31 July 1968 
2006
John Blackburn, The Wolf of Wall Street 
2006
Evgeniy Baliev, A Spring for the Thirsty 
2006
George Blackburn, Call It... Rehabilitation 
2006
Dieter Saldecki, Folge 251 
2006
Chuck McLain, Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder 
2006
Irving Lippman, Fantasy Island 
2006
Elaine Ives-Cameron, The Message 
2007
Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928) 
2007
Joe Nuxhall, Episode dated 24 June 1956 
2007
Anki Lindquist, Rakkauspakkaus 
2007
John Cross, 4 Little Girls 
2007
Tamara Lobova, Admiral Nakhimov 
2007
Judit Ember, A határozat 
2007
Fred Hall, The Cardinal 
2008
Grace Hartigan, Shattering Boundaries: Grace Hartigan 
2008
Jan Krugier, Ettore Sottsass - Der Sinn der Dinge 
2008
Peter W. Jansen, Lebensläufe - Rainer Werner Fassbinder im Gespräch 
2008
Ivan Southall, Let the Balloon Go 
2008
Christel Goltz, Nie wieder Oper 
2008
Bozena Sustrová, Virginity 
2009
Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914) 
2009
Annegine Federspiel, Episode #1.24 
2009
David Dong, Charlie Chan's Greatest Case 
2009
Richard Carlyle, The Squire of Gothos 
2009
Dennis Cole, The Young and the Restless 
2009
Derek Boland, Bumper Edition 
2009
Jocelyn Quivrin, Syriana 
2009
Penny McGuiggan, My Marilyn 
2009
Jesper Jensen, Selskab 
2009
Ken Ober, That's F**king Historical 
2010
Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944) 
2010
Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932) 
2010
Tetsurô Hoshino, Tora-san Goes North 
2010
Larry Evans, Bobby Fischer Against the World 
2010
William Self, The Reluctant Stowaway 
2010
Imre Polyák, Tokyo 1964: Games of the XVIII Olympiad 
2010
Ed Kirkpatrick, Game 3 
2010
Roberto Pregadio, The Kingdom of Naples 
2010
Calvin Ellison, Glove Taps 
2010
John Burgess, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead 
2011
Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky, The Terror of Tiny Town 
2011
Richard Wilcox, The Accused 
2011
Dulcie Gray, Mine Own Executioner 
2011
Antonio Eceiza, A través de San Sebastián 
2011
Stan Russell, Weddings and Babies 
2011
Lev Borisov, Ballad of a Soldier 
2012
Vladimir-Dadi Angelovski, Pusto tursko 
2012
David Oliver Relin, Out of the Darkness 
2012
Bernard Lansky, The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years 
2012
Alcione Araújo, Under One Roof 
2013
Wladyslaw Bulka, My Nikifor 
2013
Kurt Caselli, Severe Offroad 4 
2013
Mickey Knox, The Godfather: Part III 
2013
Mike McCormack, The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles 
2013
Karla Álvarez, Mi querida Isabel 
2013
Sheila Allen, The Towering Inferno 
2013
T.J. Jemison, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 
2014
Mary-Edith Schreiber, Karl May 
2014
Bunny Briggs, Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce 
2014
Herman J. Russell, The Making of 'Black Mayors' 
2014
Emiliano Redondo, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 
2014
Lucien Clergue, D'abord la vie, ensuite les triomphes 
2014
Leslie Feinberg, Vor Transsexuellen wird gewarnt 
2015
Hall of Fame pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel, a four-time AWA heavyweight champ, dead at 80 
2015
Jackass star Vincent 'Don Vito' Margera dead at 59 
2016
Rapper Cranio Randagio dies aged at 22 
2017
Floyd Mayweather's 'legendary' cornerman Rafael Garcia dies aged 88 
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